Chris Cuomo Tells Beto He Doesn’t Think His Gun Confiscation Plan Is Legal

A moment of awkward silence followed by some stumbling on his words came for Beto after CNN’s Chris Cuomo told the 2020 candidate point blank, he does not think any form of government gun confiscation is legal.


Some Democrats fear Beto is going too far. One Twitter user wrote

This nut job is going to blow the election for the dems @ChrisCuomo why did he have to go off the deep end? He has no shot at the nomination and he is driving a stake through the heart of the dems. Texas is in play and this jack ass is blowing it.

DailyCaller reports after advising CNN nighttime host Chris Cuomo to not “get into the fear-mongering” that surrounds his plan to confiscate assault weapons Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke sat in stunned silence when Cuomo told him, “I don’t think you can do it.”

Beto was appearing on “Cuomo Prime Time” when he was asked, “Are you in fact in favor of gun confiscation?”

Beto replied that he was.

“Yes, when it comes to AR-15s and AK-47s, weapons designed for use on a military battlefield. The high impact, high velocity round fired from those weapons when it hits your body expends all its kinetic energy destroying everything inside … That belongs on the battlefield and does not belong in this country. So when it comes to those weapons, Chris, the answer is yes.”

But O’Rourke insisted he wouldn’t apply the same policy to “firearms used for hunting or self-defense” and he warned Cuomo that “I don’t want you or anyone else to get into the fear mongering that have fallen prey to saying the government is going to come and take all of your guns.” 

Cuomo replied that he was merely repeating what Beto had already pledged to do.

“It’s not about fear mongering. You said you’re going to confiscate guns. I don’t think you can do it … I don’t think we’ve seen the government do a private taking of property like you’re suggesting. I’m repeating what you’re saying.”

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